News from NKBA Rocky Mountain  
May 2016  
Dear Members & Friends,

Another crazy good speaker and topic for our May Chapter meeting! In addition to great aesthetics, what could be more pertinent for a designer to address than one's health and well being? Seating is limited - hurry and sign up now!

Melody Highman 
VP of Communications 
May Chapter Meeting -
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 5:30
All About Steam Showers and
How to Create Your Personal Spa

1. Understand the history of steam & heat therapy
2. Gain knowledge of the healthy, physical, and mental effects of steam therapy
3. Understand the steam unit installation process, components and maintenance
4. Contribute to the overall look and design of creating a personal spa

Speaker: Katie McKinney, C.E.U. & Trade coordinator for Thermasol.

**Due to the limited seating, registration will be limited. **

Social Hour with food and drinks  5:30-6:30 Presentation 6:30
Ultra Design Center 1025 Zuni St., Denver, CO 80204
Members $30/Non-members $40/Students $15

Click here to register!
VP of Communications Position

Thank you to Melody Highman for your all of your service as our VP of Communications!  She is off to an exciting new adventure so we are looking for a member who would like to get involved with our chapter on the Executive Committee.

This is a great volunteer opportunity to meet new people and contribute your expertise! Download a full position description below. You will work closely with our marketing coordinator who handles our email communications, website, social media and more!

If interested, please contact Tracy Lewis -  303-733-1444

Photos from Chapter Meetings

Thanks to the hosts and attendees for our April Chapter Meeting. You can view photos  from past events on our website at

Peak Awards - Call for Entries - Deadline Extended!

NEW DEADLINE: Thursday, May 12- Project Entries Due, 4;30 PM
Tuesday, May 31 - Design Boards Due
Thursday, June 23 - Gala Event at Mile High Station

CEU Course at Stone Collection: 
Designing with Recycled Glass Surfaces
Thursday, May 19th from 4-6pm

Join us for a continuing education course on Designing with Recycled Glass Surfaces, provided by Polycor Vetrazzo, Inc. In addition to the course, we will showcase Vetrazzo's newly branded website and announce what's in the works for TSC on the web, too!

This course is approved by GBCI, AIA, and NKBA for 1 general CE hour. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Please RSVP by Monday, May 16th to with your name and company information, or please call 720.417.7917 and leave a message. We look forward to seeing you!

Click here for more information

CEU Webinars

In April 2016, the NKBA's Certification + Design program launched the first of its monthly Industry Expert Webinars. The webinars are presented live by leading industry experts and participants receive .1 CEU for attending. For the first time, recordings of these webinars will be available for .1 CEU.

To obtain the .1 CEU, participants who have viewed the recording in its entirety will be required to submit a 600 word essay summarizing the webinar to The webinar recordings will be available for three months after the live webinar date. Detailed information about essay requirements can be found on in the  CEU handbook.

Call for Judges - San Diego NKBA Chapter Design Contest
Judging is Tuesday, June 21st at the Denver Design District

Calling all certified designers-- Do you want to have some fun and use your knowledge?  We need a few more CKD, CBD or CMKBD certified designers to have fun, snack and judge the San Diego Chapter's design contest entries. This will take about a half-day on Tuesday, June 21st at Material Marketing in the Denver Design District.

To participate, please contact Penny Morrow, CKD, 
Text or Call to 303.931.7070

Get to know other members of your local chapter and have fun at the same time!
Call for Submissions - 5280 Home Magazine
Deadline is June 20th

5280 Home is welcoming submissions for our first-ever Top Denver Design issue. Submissions can be whole-house projects, single rooms, or outdoor spaces. 5280 Home editors will choose the top spaces to photograph professionally and publish in our Winter 2016 Top Denver Design issue.

Call for Submissions - Viking Kitchen Design Competition
Deadline: October 31

Enter now for a chance to be named 2016 Viking Kitchen Designer of the Year with global recognition, an ad in Architectural Digest, and a brand new Viking Range. Monthly prizes also awarded.

Chapter Rep Jan Neiges to Speak in Washington

Jan is now listed on the NKBA website as NKBA National Roster as a guest speaker for Chapter events. She will be sharing her popular presentation: Selling to Design by NOT Designing to Sell with the Washington Chapter in September!

Login to National NKBA to see the full roster of speakers.

Thank you to our 2016 Chapter Sponsors!
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